JPMorgan Chase Inducts VMTurbo into Hall of Innovation VMTurbo Enables JPMorgan Chase to Increase Virtual Machine Density Without Impacting Workload Performance BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VMTurbo, provider of the only software-defined control system for businesses running mission-critical applications on virtualized and cloud infrastructures, today announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. inducted VMTurbo into the Hall of Innovation for its technology contributions in their global technology infrastructure. The IT Executive Team at JPMorgan Chase recognized VMTurbo for the impact its technology has made on the business and the disruptive nature of its technology. VMTurbo was honored with the award at the 5th Annual J.P.
IBM Announces a 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit to Deliver New Services The multi-billion dollar agreement will enable UniCredit to leverage innovative solutions and Cloud technology, gaining significant levels of efficiency and competitiveness ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Jul 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today a multi-billion dollar, 10-year agreement to transform the IT infrastructure that supports all of UniCredit’s commercial and private banking activities in Europe. As a result of this transformation, UniCredit will gain dramatic efficiency and flexibility with the introduction of new service models and a cloud-based infrastructure for its data centers. As a result, Unicredit clients would be able to
Rackspace Has Nipped Vendor Lock-in by Hiring Executive from ‘Land Down Under’ The global technology giant in cloud hosting and computing, Rackspace, has had its brimful of technological firsts, but it now has an even more clear-sighted breakthrough after hiring the former Chief Information Officer at Altium, Alan Perkins. Alan Perkins will now major as the Director of Technology & Product, in the Australian wing of Rackspace. This will be just over four years after the experienced new talent, who has majored in systems analysis, made it to the shortlist of a prestigious award in Australia. Analysts are tracing Perkins’
Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers? The World Wide Web is full of articles advising consumers on what they should look for when choosing a cloud provider, how they should negotiate contracts with providers, what danger signs they should be aware of and a plethora of other advice. However, an extremely illuminating article that I read recently on IT World (See: What should cloud providers know about their customers?) made me think from the other side of the fence – “Should cloud computing service providers screen potential customers?” Many would consider this line of thinking ludicrous. After all,
Cloud and Decoupling the Business Benefit I think we’ve talked before about what it means to be a cloud technology, or, more precisely, what people mean when they call things cloud technologies, cloud-like, or even just grossly label some form of computing “the cloud.” In this post, I want to take a few minutes discuss the way we at GreenPages look at this space and how we define and describe cloud technologies and the rising ecosystems that surround them. This conversation is going to have 2 distinct but well integrated sections: Why cloud? Why now? Decoupling the business benefits from the operation of
Was The HP Leak A Publicity Stunt? “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” – Andy Warhol (1928-1987), legendary American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker. In 1968, Andy Warhol famously declared the universality, and temporary nature of fame that would, in his opinion, soon engulf the world. Now, it seems HP vice president and chief technologist of cloud services Scott McClellan seems to have achieved exactly that through his LinkedIn profile that “leaked” confidential details about the company’s cloud strategy. To jog your memory, around two months back HP declared its intention to get on the cloud computing
Armada Group and Cloud.com Convene Executive Advisory Council to Bring Together Leading Cloud Innovators SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) – Cloud computing innovators from Armada, Cloud.com, RightScale, Apigee and enStratus hosted the first Executive Advisory Council on Cloud Computing during VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, concluding that early adopters are now deploying 60 to 70 percent of their business applications in the cloud. Panelists and attendees from CA, Cisco, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Oracle, Netflix, VMware, Joyent, OpSource, Nvidia, SOASTA, Cloudkick and others agreed that assessing an application’s needs for dynamic scalability, requirements for specialized optimization and suitability for a cloud